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Username: anthenium

Post Number: 12
Registered: 11-2007
Posted on Friday, December 07, 2007 - 12:14 pm:   Edit Post

Okay, I'm a G.A.S-oholic! This last week I've aquired 3 basses. 1st was a USA Fender P-Bass with Sadowsky pickup & pre-amp, including the VTC, Vintage Tone Circut. This is a Very sweet bass! Next is a Yamaha TRB-4II 35" scale, with an upgraded Bartolini pre-amp. A Very Big Monster of a Bass. And lastly I FINALLY have a G&L El Toro!!! One of my 4 Dream Basses. (Simple tastes, I know...)

Last night I played roughly an hour on each of these, and I was getting tired, and decided to put my New Toys away when I saw my Epic's case sitting in the corner. Hmmm. I guess another hour wouldn't kill me!

Once I plugged this Bubingan-Beauty in I had to wonder why I even bothered with those Lesser basses! None have the tonal variation, the ease of play, or the "Mojo" that this old Epic has. So I played the Epic for about 90 minutes, and called it a night. I was now Truly tired. I think I was just Bored before hand...
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Username: flaxattack

Post Number: 1802
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Monday, December 10, 2007 - 9:06 pm:   Edit Post

same happened to me when i sent wolf back for repairs, i picked up 6 basses. nothing sounded close. so i changed like every week, once wolf came back i sold all but 1
addicted alembaholics we are
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 1029
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - 4:33 pm:   Edit Post

As much as I love my alembics, I was having a play on my 1992 Fender Strat Ultra today which I haven't done for quite a while, and it still sounds absolutely fantastic. A different sound to my Orion obviously but it has an incredible sound that I'd find hard to do without.
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Username: terryc

Post Number: 394
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Friday, December 14, 2007 - 2:04 am:   Edit Post

GAS is re appearing with me again,, fancy another amp, nothing huge, no stacks, something with a bit of punch..will see how much money I have left over after all the Xmas gigs.
I have absolutely no inclination to buy another bass unless it was another Alembic. I went into a small guitar shop in the summer, they had a few basses, the usual stuff, an assistant asked me if I was interested in anything, I said I have a bass by the best bass builder in the world. when I told him he had never heard of them. I guess even after 30 odd years they are still so exclusive as not to be common knowledge.
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Username: palembic

Post Number: 2596
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 8:22 am:   Edit Post

MMMmmmm ...gas... this is a smelly area!
Love it!

Paul the bad one

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